The Friends of the Fourth would like to thank all of those who helped make this year’s celebration of Independence Day in Riverside a huge success. To the many who made donations, we cannot thank you enough for your generosity in helping us keep this tradition alive.

To the village board, the police, fire, Explorers and public works, your support and work is what makes Riverside the community it is. To the rec department, Ron, Theresa and staff, we could not do it without you. To the businesses that were there on the July 3, thank you for participating; to the churches and organizations who had booths on July 4 at Guthrie Park, we are happy to have you there. 

To all who were in the parade or were on the sidelines cheering as the parade came by, you helped make the day special just by being there. 

To the Audubon Road Social Society, congratulations on 50 years of participation in the parade. Each year you shine brighter and brighter as a symbol of neighbors getting together.

Riversiders, thank yourselves for putting on a great party. We look forward to next year and your participation

Joe Ballerine, Andy Daun, Danny Jisa, JoAnne Kosey, Rey Navarro and Ben Sells

The Friends of the Fourth